Consumer Litigation Section
Annual Report

Section Membership
As of June 14, 2017, the Section has 194 members.

Financial Status
The Section had an account balance of $3,590.94 as of May 31, 2017.

CLEs & Events
The Section hosted 1 CLE and 1 event in fiscal year 2016-17.   

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Event Code

CLE Credits

Number of Attendees

Standing: Assessing Article III Jurisdiction One Year After Spokeo and Annual Elections Meeting

June 6, 2017


1.0 Standard


Spring Happy Hour Social with the New Lawyers Section

March 23, 2017




Annual Meeting and Election Results

The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on June 6, 2017 and 30 people attended. 

The following Officers and Council Members were elected and/or will continue to serve on the Section’s Governing Council starting July 1, 2017:

Co-Chair:  E. Michelle Drake, Berger & Montague PC
Co-Chair: Michael A. Klutho, Bassford Remele
Treasurer:  Todd Murray, Friedman Iverson PLLC
Secretary:  Vildan Teske, Teske Micko Katz Kitzer & Rochel PLLP

Council Members
Carl Christensen, Christensen Law Office PLLC
Mark Schroeder, Briggs and Morgan PA
Ellen Silverman, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Vildan Teske, Teske Micko Katz Kitzer & Rochel PLLP
Mark Vavreck, Gonko & Vavreck PLLC
Shawn Wanta, Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP

Diversity and Inclusion 

New Lawyers Engagement – March Happy Hour Social; the Consumer Litigation Section Council planned and had the section host a social for the New Lawyers’ Section in order to provide network opportunities with a career in Consumer Law; FindLaw was a participating financial sponsor. The event at Mission American Kitchen was a success in engaging new lawyers that attended.

Submitted By:
E. Michelle Drake, Section Co-Chair
Mark Schroeder, Section Co-Chair
Date: July 2017